More Oilers go on draft's 2nd day

Six former Oilers were selected during the second day of the Major League Baseball draft Tuesday.


Rounds 2 through 15 were completed Tuesday. On Wednesday, rounds 16 through 40 will be conducted.

The first player to go was Justin Haley, a right-handed pitcher who played for the Oilers in 2011. He was drafted in the sixth round by the Boston Red Sox. Haley only appeared in three Alaska Baseball League games for the Oilers and had a 4.70 ERA.

In the seventh round, Taylor Garrison (2010) was drafted by the Yankees and Kyle Barraclough (2009, 2010) was taken by the St. Louis Cardinals, joining supplemental first-round choice and Oilers alumni Stephen Piscotty and Patrick Wisdom with the defending World Series champions.

Garrison was 2-1 with a 1.67 ERA for the Oilers in league play in 2010, while Barraclough was 0-0 with a 1.59 ERA during a short stay that year. In 2009, Barraclough was 2-3 with a 1.42 ERA for the Oilers.

Cody Kendall (2009, 2010) was taken by the Rangers in the eighth round. In 2010, Kendall was 3-1 with a 2.84 ERA, while in 2009 he was 4-3 with a 3.52 ERA.

The Red Sox selected Mike Miller in the ninth round. Miller led the ABL with a .364 average in 2011. He also led the league in runs with 25 and hits with 44. In 2010, Miller hit .250 for the Oilers.

The last player drafted Tuesday was Brent Peterson. He was selected in the 12th round by the Cincinnati Reds. Peterson also was selected by the Reds in the 17th round in 2010.

He was offered $250,000 to sign then, but turned down the money to join the United States Military Academy and attend West Point in New York. Peterson spent the early part of 2011 with the Oilers before going to Cadet Field Training Camp at Camp Buckner, which is about five miles from West Point.


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